It's happened!! I'm a mommy. The Captain is a daddy. Hooray!! We are so unbelievably in love with our little nugget. Like come on!!! Look at that hair!! He is just edible. A huge thanks to Kelsey Erin Photography for taking these awesome pics!!! I still can't believe that he's here!!! After battling serious denial all last Tuesday night and about 6 hours of what I was certain were "Braxton Hicks" contractions-- what!?!? I didn't know! I thought they would go away!! Well at 4:30 in the morning my water broke and it was on like donkey kong… yes, people still say that. I can't believe how fast everything went. Even walking into the hosptial I was still in disbelief. First babies are supposed to be late, not a week early… says ERRYBODY ever. We checked into the hospital at 6:30 am and Rocco was here at 10:58 am. It was the most exhausting and unbelievable experience. My amazing doula and my very, very pregnant bestie were my rocks! The nurses and midwives were wonderful and completely respected my wishes for Rocco's birth and were brilliant!!! I was completely in my own world, "the zone" I believe it's called. My mom boarded a plane from Atlanta at 5:30 Cali time and walked in [so I was told] 30 minutes before the nugget arrived. Praise The Lord. The Captain was on the phone for the whole thing, just listening in to the whole crazy morning and to a lot of Ed Sheeren on repeat… we forgot my iPod. There was no time! There's never any time!!!!!!
And like that, Rocco was born!!! I am just still in shock!! He was a tiny little nugget at 5 pounds 12 oz and 18 inches long! We are just so happy for a healthy and beautiful little boy. It's pretty insane!! We are just blessed beyond words and we have just been overwhelmed by all the love from our friends and family!!!!
I have one more post this week that was already in the works before the arrival of little Rocco, but after that I will probably be busy loving on my little man and trying to sleep at any moment possible. So see you soon!!!!